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Last Updated: Friday, 26 May 2006, 15:16 GMT 16:16 UK
Organs of path crash boy donated
Daniel Conroy Curtin celebrating his seventh birthday
Daniel was described as a caring boy
The mother of an eight-year-old boy who died in hospital after being hit by a stolen car on a cycle path has decided to donate his organs to help others.

Daniel Conroy Curtin was left fighting for his life after the incident on 16 May near Newport Bridge, Middlesbrough.

He died in hospital on Thursday night and his mother Clare Conroy decided to donate his heart, kidneys and liver to transplant surgeons.

Four people have been charged in connection with the incident.

Ms Conroy said: "Daniel is gone but he will never be forgotten. His death has devastated our family but I am pleased that for others it has brought hope.

'Spirit lives on'

"Daniel was such a caring little boy. He would never make people cry or leave you sad. His grin would brighten up any room.

"His death has been a terrible blow to everyone who knew him but I know his spirit and love will live on in others who have benefited from his organs."

A 15-year-old boy appeared in court last week accused of aggravated vehicle taking and was remanded to secure accommodation.

A police spokesman said that charge would be reviewed following Daniel's death.

Two 19-year-olds and a 15-year-old have been charged with being carried in a vehicle taken without consent.

A 14-year-old is currently on police bail pending further inquiries.

The park where the accident happened


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